Part I Use of English (20 points)
Directions: In this part there are 10 incomplete dialogues. For each dialogue there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the ONE answer that best completes the dialogue. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
1. --- Oh, sorry to bother you.
--- __________ .
A. That’s okay B. No, you can’t
C. That’s good D. Oh, I don’t know
2. --- Good morning, Dr Johnson’s office. Can I help you?
--- __________ .
B. I’d like to make an appointment, please
C. Yes, go on
D. No, you can’t
3. --- We are going to have a dancing party tonight. Would you like to join us?
--- __________ .
I’m afraid not. Because I have an appointment with my dentist tonight
Of course not. I have no idea
No, I can’t
That’s all set
4. --- Excuse me. I don’t want to interrupt you but …
--- __________ .
A. Can I help you? B. Certainly, how dare you
C. It’s quite all right D. Yes, you did
5. --- You have lovely children.
--- __________ .
A. No, no, no. They are not B. Oh, no, no
C. You’re talking too much D. Thanks
6. --- Can I help you with your suitcase?
--- __________ .
A. I have no idea B. No, no. I can carry it myself
C. That’s a good idea D. Thank you. I can manage myself
7. --- Can you come over for dinner with us?
--- __________ .
A. I’d like to but I have a meeting tonight B. It doesn’t matter
C. No, I don’t like D. Oh, that sounds well
8. --- Good night and thanks again.
--- __________ .
A. You can’t say that B. No, no. It’s what I can do
C. How can you say that D. Good night
9. --- Oh, I’m sorry. But I promise I’ll be careful next time.
--- __________ .
A. It’s nothing at all B. Oh, never mind. It doesn’t matter
C. Thank you D. There are no questions
10. --- Could I use your dictionary for a moment?
--- __________ .
A. It’s well B. It doesn’t matter
C. By all means D. I have no idea
Part Ⅱ Reading Comprehension (40 points)
Directions: There are three passages in this part. Each passage is followed by five questions. For each question there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer sheet with a single line through the center.
Dr. Harvey Gates, the noted scientist, might never have discovered the Kamron lizard (蜥蜴) in Blovia, if it had not been for a childhood accident. As a boy, he was determined to become a baseball player, but when he broke his arm in practice at the age of fourteen and was forced to stay off the playing field for a while, he took notice of the natural world around him and liked what he saw.
After he had recovered from his injury, he caught a squirrel (鬆鼠) and raised it as a pet. Soon he was bringing home snakes and other creatures from the woods near his school.
In 1962, he entered Blakeford College and majored in biology. By 1966 he had received his Bachelor (學士) of Science degree and two years later at Drysdale University, he received his Doctor of Science degree. It was while he was doing field research for his doctoral studies in South America in 1967 that he discovered and named the Kamron lizard. This animal was different from others of its kind in that it had only four toes on its front feet. In other respects, it was similar to others of the same family. It could change its color and go for long periods without food.
11. Of the four statements, which one best indicates the author’s idea?
A. Dr. Gates is a scientist who can always attract the public attention to his research.
B. Dr. Gates is a very famous scientist, though he wanted to be a sportsman at first.
C. Dr. Gates is a scientist who always carries a notebook with him wherever he goes.
D. Dr. Gates is very popular for his determination to become a baseball player.
12. In the first paragraph of the passage, the phrase “in practice” means “ _________”.
A. while doing some practical work
B. while studying animals
C. while making up his mind to become a baseball player
D. while playing baseball
13. In the second paragraph, the word “creatures” can best be replaced by “ __________ “.
A. people B. things C. animals D. living things
14. It was __________ that Dr. Gates discovered the Kamron lizard.
A. after he had graduated from Drysdale University
B. right after he had finished his study for the doctor’s degree
C. after he had received his highest degree
D. during the time when he was studying for the doctor’s degree
15. Which of the following is not mentioned as a feature of the Kamron lizard?
A. It possesses four toes on its front feet.
B. It can live a long while without eating.
C. It may go for weeks without drinking.
D. It is capable of changing colors.
I was due to take my driving test at 11:30 am. It was a rainy morning with low clouds and as I approached the driving school at 9:50 am, my heart sank. My driving instructor, Stan, said something, trying to drive away my fears, but I was not impressed.
We set off for the test centre with an hour to go. I wanted a run round the test circuit (圈) , but we got stuck in a traffic jam, and could only drive no faster than walking.
We arrived at the test centre at 11 am. Stan made me watch a group of six learners emerging from the building with their respective (個自的) examiners. Their instructors were looking out from two windows. We watched them drive off. They must have been feeling very nervous.
Stan took me round the probable test track, pointing out the traps. The weather became even worse. It seemed to make me feel worse too. I had developed a couldn’t-care-less mood, and was almost calm. We returned to the test centre in time to see the six unfortunates returning. Their nerves must have been in a terrible state.
I sat in the waiting room until six examiners came in to call out our respective names. Mine showed no emotion as he asked me to go to my car. I showed none either, but the tension began mounting again.
16. On their way to the test center, Stan tried to comfort the author ___________ .
A. but it made the author’s heart sink deeper
B. but the words produced no effect
C. so that the author could drive to the center with no fears
D. so that they could prepare for all the traps
17. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. Six learners would be tested at the same time.
B. The learners were tested in the presence of their instructors.
C. None of the six learners passed the test in the end.
D. The instructors were as nervous as the learners.
18. When the author was sitting in the waiting room, he was quite __________ .
A. upset B. nervous C. frightened D. relaxed
19. When it was his turn to take the test, the author went to his car with __________ .
A. firm confidence B. mixed emotions
C. increased nervousness D. perfect calmness
20. The passage is mainly about __________ .
A. the influence of bad weather upon a test taker
B. the feelings of a learner before his driving test
C. the preparations before a driving test
D. an unforgettable day
The resources of the library can be helpful even when we are doing something very informal, such as trying to devise a better way to measure attitudes toward music or looking for a better way to teach mathematics. The library can be equally helpful when we are doing something very formal, such as writing a dissertation (學位論文) or preparing an article for publication in a professional journal. In either case, our goal should be to use the library as a useful tool to help us understand and solve our problem.
The following sections of this chapter will describe specific resources available in many libraries. In some cases you may be completely unfamiliar with a resource. Your goal should the to become aware of what is available and to know how to use each of these resources to help you solve the problem they are designed to solve.
When educators have a piece of information that they want to share with their colleagues, they often make this information available in professional journals or at professional meetings. It would often be useful to have access to such information, and this chapter will describe the special services that enable us to locate such information.
21. The library resources can be helpful when we __________ .
A. want to find a better way to measure attitudes toward music
B. are preparing a paper for a professional journal
C. are writing a dissertation
D. All of the above
22. The familiarity of readers with different resources __________ .
A. is more or less the same B. Varies slightly
C. differs greatly D. should not be different
23. The author believes that __________ .
A. library resources should be used frequently and completely
B. library resources cannot be made good use of if they are not available to us
C. one is supposed to be aware of the library resources that are usually not available
D. one is supposed to have good knowledge and make good use of resources
24. When educators wish to share some information with their colleagues, they often __________ .
A. publish it in a professional journal B. attend professional meetings
C. get access to it in the library D. make use of some library services
25. The chapter in question __________ .
A. mainly deals with the ways of dissertation writing
B. presents information on publishing papers in professional journals
C. introduces some library services
describes some professional meetings
When food is consumed it can usually be replaced by growing more food on the same land year after year.But when people drive cars,the petrol they consume cannot be replaced from the same source for ever.Some day all the oil,coal and metals in the earth will have disappeared.
In the 19th century the factories obtained their energy from coal,but industry’s energy today comes material of oil.It is oil more than anything else that has made the United States the richest country in the world.Without it her industry would come to a halt.She also uses oil as raw material for the production of things like plastics and washing-powder.America owns large amounts of oil,coal and other resources,but the country’s industrial production has become so great that fuel and raw materials now have to be imported from other countries.The United States,with one twentieth of the world’s population, consumes a third of the world’s resources---far more than her fair share.Anamerican uses fifty times as much energy as an Indian, while almost half the world’s cars are on the roads of America. Europe is also consuming more than its fair share of the world’s resources, including the resources of poorer countries.
When we ride in a car or a train we rarely ask ourselves where the energy comes from to drive it. Nor do we think about the energy that heats the water for our bath,or that enables us to watch television,play records or cook the dinner.Every time we do these things we use up a little bit more of the earth’s resources. It is difficult to find any products in a shop that do not use up energy and raw materials in their production.In the last few years people have begun to realize that these resources are being used up far too quickly. Between 1960 and 1970 world consumption of oil doubled,and our resources are expected to be completely used up by the year 2000 unless more oil is discovered before then.The oil-producing countries have therefore increased the price of oil because they know that the oil will not last for ever.
What will happen if oil and other important resources are used up? Are there other ways to solve the problem? Scientists are looking for it.
26.Which of the following is renewable?
A. Land B. Food C. Oil D. Metal
27.According to the second paragraph,______________.
the United States is the largest producer of raw material
the more oil a country produces,the richer it will be
an Indian uses only about one-fiftieth of the energy used by an American
America has imported almost 50% of the world’s cars
28.Which of the following is true according to the third paragraph?
Most of the Americans want to know where energy comes from.
There are problems about the quality of the fuels that heat our water and cook our dinner.
Whatever we do we certainly use up some of the earth’s resources
There are a few goods that are produced without using up some energy and raw material
29. In the author’s opinion,________________.
more oil will be discovered before long
oil,coal,and metals in the earth will be used up sooner or later
world consumption of oil will double in the next few years
more coal is needed in order to replace oil
30. This passage was probably written________________.
between 1960 and 1970
before 1960 or earlier
in 1970s or later
Part Ⅲ Vocabulary and Structure(25 points)
Directions: In this section there are 15 incomplete sentences. For each sentence there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the ONE answer that best completes the sentence. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
31. Air pollution __________ , this city is still a good place to live in.
A. being greatly reduced B. greatly being reduced
C. to greatly reduce D. greatly to reduce
32. Many Americans worry about leisure and hurry from one activity to the next, __________ little time to stop and think.
A. leave B. leaving C. left D. to leave
33. I won’t be able to attend the meeting tonight because _________ .
A. I must teach a class B. I teach a class
C. I will be teaching a class D. I will have been teaching a class
34. Great changes __________ in our institute in the last few years.
A. have taken place B. has taken place
C. took place D. had taken place
35. If the building project __________ by the end of this month is delayed, the construction company will be fined.
A. being completed B. is completed
C. to be completed D. completed
36. __________ a teacher in a university, it is necessary to have at least a master’s degree.
A. To become B. Become C. One becomes D. On becoming
37. I don’t know why she avoids __________ her opinion on the subject.
A. to give B. to be given C. giving D. being given
38. If I had remembered __________ the window, the thief would not have got in.
A. to close B. closing C. to have closed D. having closed
39. Cambridge has announced plans to establish a business school __________ the master’s degree in business administration.
40. James plans to __________ offers from other companies before making a decision.
A. explode B. expand C. expose D. explore
41. It would make __________ for the parents to be involved in this discussion.
A. sense B. idea C. meaning D. significance
42. The license must be clearly __________ in the car windscreen.
A. spread B. displayed C. exposed D. located
43. The donated liver came from the UK, but the hospital is giving no further __________ .
A. instance B. character C. items D. details
44. Police are __________ the disappearance of two children.
A. looking out B. looking after C. looking into D. looking on
45. I do not intend to follow that, because we shall have an opportunity to do so on another __________ .
A occasion B. situation C. condition D. environment
Directions: There are 10 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. You should choose the ONE answer that best completes the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer sheet with a single line through the center.
When I visited the Netherlands last year, my first impression was that it was all too good to be true: a country where everyone is satisfied! So, ___46___ that young people everywhere are gifted social critics, I sought out some university students and ___47__ what issues young people were ___48___ . I was stunned to learn that the main problem students there see is with employment. IN a country that’s made good work conditions a(n) ___49___ , this came as a real surprise. Even more stunning was the fact that it wasn’t unemployment ___50___ these students were worried about --- it was a shortage of highly paid management positions ___51___ to fresh university graduates. As the students expressed their resentment toward the older generation for “ ___52___ all the good jobs” and their bitterness over the thought of struggling to ___53___ on an entry – level salary, I couldn’t help ___54___ my own early employment experiences. I had graduated with honors form a good school, but my first job was doing door – to – door market research for a salary that just barely allowed me to get by. For some reason I never doubted that I’d ultimately ___55___ a better job. I simply accepted that a young person who was just starting out would have to struggle a bit at first. (216 words)
46. A. thinking B. to see C. knowing D. found
47. A. inquired after B. inquired of C. inquired into D. inquired
48. A. worrying B. concerned about C. concerned with D. cared about
49. A. priority B. choice C. must D. importance
50. A. which B. whom C. the D. that
51. A. preferred B. limited C. supplied D. available
52. A. taking on B. taking up C. taking over D. taking to
53. A. earn B. make ends meet C. survive with D. live with
54. A. calling back B. memorizing C. looking back on D. recalling on
55. A. end up with B. end with C. end in D. end on
PartⅣ Writing (15 points)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write a letter to one of your former classmates. You should write at least 80 words, and base your letter on the Chinese outline below: